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Results related to: Student interview of self-advocate / Quality of Life
Eddie (73), Cerebral Palsy, Knox County
“Eddie’s life has been full and filled with rich relationships. ”
Steve (61), Cerebral Palsy, Blount County
“Even after coping with and recovering from spinal fusion surgery, Steve’s greatest current need is dental care.
Paul (47), Other, Davidson County
“He is most worried about being able to retire comfortably, because the extra cost of having a disability is not quite covered by the support he receives from the state alone.”
Bob (52), Other, Blount County
“The secret to true inner peace is to focus on the needs of others.”
Alex K (17), Blind, Jefferson County
“People clearly treated him differently, and at times, it was very frustrating for Alex because he knew he was the same person he was before his diagnosis.
Beth (27), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“No one is ever going to tell you that they are not going to hire you because you have a disability, but...
Maria (18), Blind, Davidson County
“Like any other teenager, she loves her family but eagerly awaits full independence.
Pam (56), Muscular dystrophy, Davidson County
“Like many of us, Pam’s independence is the most important thing to her. ”